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Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who was fatally shot by a prop gun, was a rising star

Friday, October 22, 2021

Celebrated as a rising star by colleagues and collaborators, Hutchins grew up on a military base, and had a taste for filming herself doing extreme sports.


Stagehands at the Kennedy Center OK a strike, days after Hollywood crews did the same

Thursday, October 07, 2021

Stagehands at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. voted unanimously to strike if the performing arts center proceeds with cuts.


'Top Chef Junior' competitor Fuller Goldsmith has died at age 17

Thursday, October 07, 2021

The Alabama native has died after battling leukemia. Goldsmith won the top prize on Chopped Junior when he was 14, before moving on to Top Chef Junior.


Here are the White House's picks to lead the National Arts and Humanities Endowments

Tuesday, October 05, 2021

The White House has announced its nominees for the next Chairs of the National Arts and Humanities Endowments. If confirmed, the NEH pick would become the first Native American to become chair.


Afghan orchestra musicians, music students and teachers have escaped the Taliban

Monday, October 04, 2021

After weeks of trying to flee Afghanistan, 101 musicians, students and teachers with the Afghanistan National Institute of Music and Zohra Orchestra finally landed in Doha, Qatar on Sunday.


'I, Witness' makes world events visceral for young readers

Friday, October 01, 2021

A new, nonfiction book series for kids ages 9 to 12 is written by young people who've experienced trauma, including living through Hurricane Maria and facing discrimination and arrest after 9/11.


During Banned Books Week, Readers Explore What It Means To Challenge Texts

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Libraries, schools, authors and readers are celebrating Banned Books Week. Among the Top 10 most challenged books in the U.S. are The Hate U Give and To Kill A Mockingbird.


'Whizzpopping' News: Netflix Now Owns All Of Roald Dahl's Stories

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Netflix has acquired The Roald Dahl Story Co. (RDSC), which manages the British author's catalogue. "Human beans" just can't get enough, as Dahl's loveable BFG might say.


'Friday' And 'Menace II Society' Actor A.J. Johnson Has Died

Monday, September 20, 2021

Comedian and actor A.J. Johnson has died at age 55. Johnson starred as Ezal, a homeless man with drug addiction, in Ice Cube's Friday.


'The Morning Show' Season 2 Was Written And In Production. Then COVID Hit

Friday, September 17, 2021

When COVID hit the U.S., writers of The Morning Show on Apple TV+ scrapped a year's worth of work to make the fictional TV show's new season newsworthy.


Don Everly, Half Of The Duo The Everly Brothers, Dies At 84

Monday, August 23, 2021

Don Everly, half of one of rock and roll's pioneering groups, The Everly Brothers, has died. The musician was known for singing close harmonies with his brother.


Remembering Don Everly, Half Of The Influential Duo The Everly Brothers

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Singer and guitarist Don Everly has died at age 84. The Everly Brothers, his hugely influential duo with his late brother, Phil, was among the first acts inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.


Afghanistan's Music School Falls Silent, Its Future Is Uncertain Under The Taliban

Saturday, August 21, 2021

The Afghanistan National Institute of Music was a thriving school in Kabul. But the last time the Taliban was in control of the country, all music related activities were strictly forbidden.


Jill Murphy, Author Of 'The Worst Witch' And 'Five Minutes Peace,' Has Died At 72

Friday, August 20, 2021

Children's book author and illustrator Jill Murphy created The Worst Witch and The Large Family series, among many others. She was known for capturing a range of human emotions in her whimsical tales.


Lawsuit Alleges Sexual Abuse By Bob Dylan

Monday, August 16, 2021

Bob Dylan is accused of drugging and sexually abusing a minor in 1965, according to a complaint filed in Manhattan Supreme Court on Friday. A Dylan spokesperson denies the claims.


Aretha Franklin's Multitudes Come To Life In Director Liesl Tommy's 'Respect'

Friday, August 13, 2021

South-African born director Liesl Tommy says all of her art is political. That includes her new movie Respect starring Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin, focusing on the women in the singer's life.


'The Lorax' Warned Us 50 Years Ago, But We Didn't Listen

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Call it fate or an unfortunate coincidence that Dr. Seuss' eco-parable marks its 50th anniversary just as the United Nations releases a report on the dire consequences of human-induced climate change.


So Much For 'Hot Vax Summer.' Delta Puts A Damper On Festivals And Concerts

Friday, August 06, 2021

As summer festivals and massive concerts returned this month amid the promise of "hot vax summer," the surge in the delta variant has disrupted plans for carefree live music.


The Music Industry Is Holding DaBaby Accountable

Wednesday, August 04, 2021

After making homophobic comments during a performance, rapper DaBaby has been widely criticized and dropped from multiple festivals. The fallout could mark a cultural shift in the music business.


Chappelle Fans Flock To D.C. Live Events As New Mask Mandate Is Announced

Monday, August 02, 2021

Dave Chappelle drew sold-out crowds to his live, indoor appearances in Washington, D.C. — 3,500 attended his show at the concert venue The Anthem and more than 2,000 came to the Kennedy Center.